British Florist Association

The British Florist Association is the industry trade group that represents the British flower retail trade.

British Florist Association
Legal statusNon-profit company
Purposerepresentation of florists to government and the public, Floristry in the UK
Region served
Representing all UK florists
Brian Wills-Pope
AffiliationsFlorint and UK Floristry Judges Guild


The BFA represents UK florists. It is the UK member of Florint, the European Federation of Professional Florists Associations, which is based in Veenendaal, Utrecht in the Netherlands. Floristry Business members enjoy benefits and a community of peers. Individually florists can join The Institute of Professional Florists which awards membership dependant on the level of qualification the florist holds. Corporate members (those businesses who supply the floral industry) support the association through membership as well. The organisation maintains a list of registered BFA business members on the website, who agree to uphold a code of conduct. These can be viewed by the consumer. The BFA took over the Society of Floristry on 28.2.2010, absorbing its membership and taking on the role as the standard-setting organisation for professional floristry in the UK. The BFA have a Training and Education committee of tutors, employers and industry professionals who liaise with relevant organisations to keep qualifications in Floristry relevant and to a high standard.

The BFA is involved with organising national competitions, and works closely with World Skills UK and the RHS on presenting the profession to the public through it exhibitions and presentations.

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